so your saying that the 50mm is not worth it (I kind of thought so
too), the zoom is an ok buy if that is the range I want and the 35mm is not
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From: "dreammoose" <dreammoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [OM] On the shores of James Bay
> #1 is an old silvernose singlecoated. It's fairly easy to find the
> latest (of 5!) versions of the 50/1.8 about as cheap as the older ones.
> #2 is a multi-coated silvernose. I have one of these, but really never
> use it. I generally use a broader range zoom
> #3 is also singlecoated. It looks like the filter is off in the first
> picture and it is a blacknose, but the "G.Zuiko" confirms that it is an
> SC lens. If the price is right???
> Although opinions differ, multicoated versions are generally considered
> better for all 'round use, with better contrast and resistance to flare.
> In the case of the 50/1.8, the whole lens design is different and better
> in the latest version.
> Interesting happenstance here. The change of styling from silver to
> black 'nose' generally coincided with the switch from SC to MC. you have
> found examples of both odd transition combinations, a silvernose that's
> multicoated and a blacknose that's singlecoated.
> Josh Lohuis wrote:
> >PS. Hopefully I will soon get a job, and I "fell" into some money
> >Mom and Dad!!), I plan to now buy one or maybe two lenses, to further
> >enhance my photographing ability. What to you guys think of:
> >...or some combination of them. Note: I need a new 50mm because the
> >aperture on mine sticks, not as bad to stop me from taking pictures, but
> >is a nuisance a big nuisance. Maybe somebody has a better idea for my
> >purchase (hopefully a lens).
> > Thanks again!!
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